Next time don’t tailgate the chief of police

trcimgswebspeedtrapcoptoycarCRANSTON, R.I. — Late Monday night, Jeffrey Johnson of Pawtucket fumed when Deputy Police Chief Paul J. Kennedy hit his brakes to let a kitten cross the road in front of him.

Johnson layed on his horn and tailgated Kennedy until he eventually pulled over a few hundred yards up the road.

When he approached Chief Kennedy car, Johnson identified himself as an off duty police officer and then punched the chief in the face. Kennedy defended himself and the two began brawling in the Cranston street.

Eventually backup arrived and humiliated Johnson who was arrested and charged Tuesday with simple assault, impersonating a police officer and disorderly conduct.

He was released from jail after posting a $300 bond.